Kenangan – Ready to Cook

With Melbourne in lockdown, I’m sure everyone is mastering their cooking/baking skills at home. But there’s just some days where you want to order in or have something prepared nice and quick. Kenangan recently launched last week bringing authentic ready to cook Indonesian food to your door! Ordered the Beef Rendang, Grilled Beef Ribs with…

Tulum

One Hatted restaurant established in recent years, 2016 – focussed on turkish cuisine. I was so lucky that my dear friend C took me here for my birthday! I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to do a post on Tulum. Off the busy street in Balaclava. Tulum is quite dim when you walk…

Bakemono

Bakemono is a new Japanese inspired bakery just across their sister venue of Little Rogue on Drewery Lane. The bakery was revamped from a garage designed with wooden panelling at the shopfront to mock the feel of Japan. It sure reminds me of Kyoto. When I read about Bakemono, I was first attracted to their…

Raya Melbourne

RAYA Melbourne hasn’t been opened for too long. With a background in cake decorating, they opened up their physical store during the global pandemic in June. What they have is not the usual cake flavours… instead it comes with a Malaysian and Singaporean twist… I visited last week just before stage 4 lockdown, and was…

Las Tapas

A cosy place with simple spanish delicacies, easy to find with the yellow exterior walls on Chapel St of St Kilda… I’m so glad I was introduced to Las Tapas for a Hen’s night amongst 17 girls. I heard from the girls who organised, that it was quite hard to book. I can see why…

Mr. Huang Jin

How about some Taiwanese Tapas? If i’m not mistaken, Huang Jin, means gold.. and parts were surely gold! A colleague introduced me to Mr. Huang Jin because of their taiwanese fried chicken (TFC). They’d always order a 2nd dish whenever they go. And it did not disappoint! We went on a Wednesday night around 6pm,…

Bowl Bowl Dumpling

Bowl Bowl isn’t your traditional dumplings restaurant, it’s got a bit of flare in the heart of Smith Street, Collingwood. We were a group of 6, where 5 of us were happy to share the dishes we ordered: 1 serve of Spring rolls (3 pieces cut in half), 1x steamed dumpling, 2x panfried dumpling and…

Nine Yards

Nine Yards is one of a new brunch place in South Melbourne, Dorcas St. It occupies a large space for group diners. Clean with neutral colour palette makes it a great atmosphere to chill and unwind on the weekend. I find they are healthier than the general brunch cafes that I’ve been to. So perfect…

Cutler & Co

Opened for 10 years, a year after Cumulus Inc now. A mission to offer top end dining, yet you feel relaxed without feeling out of place if you’ve dressed up or down. As you approach Gertrude St of Fitzroy, you see casual dining table and chairs outside, that day was filled with many people unwinding…

Dooboo

If you like Tofu, you’ll enjoy Dooboo… I’d say this is a new joint in the CBD as we only saw it this year on the busy street of Swanston. They also recently opened another Dooboo in Box Hill, after our experience in the CBD Dooboo, I was so excited to recommend our eastern suburb…

Park Street Pasta and Wine

That feeling of having found a great pasta restaurant around your neighbourhood is so exciting! Without the long wait to get a seat, without the need to reserve a table… I’m shocked to have only found this gem recently. Such a cosy setting at the corner of Park St and Perrins St. We were the…

Nakamura Tokichi Byodo-in

If you are a matcha lover, you cannot leave Kyoto without visiting Uji, not only famous for their temples, but also green tea! When you search “Nakamura Tokichi” on google, there will be various stores within Uji. But we particularly made sure we went to the restaurant off the main street on the way to…

Tempura Hisago

My trip to japan was amazing, having tried various dishes of Japanese cuisine in Japan, the tempura from Tempura Hisago was the best. They taught us how to eat it. Not all kinds of tempura is dipped with tempura sauce… I love how considerate they are in having an English version of Tempura. This restaurant…

Sam Sam Chicken

A very popular korean fried chicken bar, I see a line outside every time I walk along Swanston Street. Another LIVEN app deal review to add to my cheap eats collection. Visited on a Friday night, we were advised the wait was about 20 minutes, we got given a token rather than a name drop…

Mr. Ramen San

Keep Calm… Eat Ramen… Mr Ramen-san is now my favourite ramen place in Melbourne CBD! Affordable, quick and great during Melbourne’s winter coming up. With authentic Japanese managing the restaurant, making their noodles daily in a cosy spot near Chinatown definitely gives you the feel as though you are in Japan! They do thick broths…

Block 7 Dumplings

Pretty much the only Chinese restaurant in Eastland Shopping Centre. Priced just above average for a casual dining restaurant but the quality of food is good. We only tried two of their dishes: Peking dry noodle, $15.60 and Deep Fried Homemade Bean Curd with Spicy salt, $14.80. The size of the Peking dry noodle was…

Aunty Franklee – Russell St

In Melbourne… I don’t think you can go wrong with having Bak Kut Teh for the cold weather ahead! Been here twice now using the Liven app and it’s always busy whether it’s the early hours of Thursday night dinner or a Sunday lunch. Known for their Bak Kut Teh but their beef ribs are…

Spice Temple – Southbank

Awarded One Hat from the Good Food Guide 2019. We dared to try Spice Temple for both of us who can’t take any spice. It was one of the last few restaurants at Crown Casino that we were yet to visit. And guess what… we survived! When we walked in, it was pitched black, but…

Lune Croissanterie – Collins St

Did you know Croissants are made in a diamond pastry shape? I didn’t know until now… Lune Croissante is based in Fitzroy, but they opened up a Collins St x Russell St shopfront. It’s really at Russell St, but the building is on Collins St – a little bit confusing for first timers. When I…

Madam Woo – Queenstown

Madam Woo wasn’t at Queenstown when I last visited the town in 2014, so that got me to try something new! And no regrets. The interior is so unique that it has light touches of Malaysian history yet not overboard and still carries the fusion within. Madam Woo is spread around New Zealand in cities…